Ah, ye of little faith…

Today is the day Dragon Ball Super fans have been waiting for. After months of waiting, a long-awaited project fans have been clamoring for has finally arrived. And no, I’m not talking about the Broly movie. That’s right folks, it took only six months to get it done, but our Dragon Ball Super podcast is here! Joining us for this super Super podcast are Sam Leach, One Piece Podcast contributor and daily streaming reviewer for Anime News Network, and for the very first time on Manga Mavericks we’re joined by Chris Larios, host of Weekly Manga Recap and The Super Larios Bros. Show!

We discuss our histories with Dragon Ball and our thoughts on the entirety of Dragon Ball Super, digging especially deep into the Tournament of Power. We express how much we liked the comedy, adored Master Roshi’s dramatic moments, got hyped for the fights, were frustrated over Tenshinhan’s treatment, found ourselves confused by Gohan’s character arc, nerdily nitpick whether the show’s depiction of the Spirit Bomb is accurate to the manga, and a whole lot more! We run the gamut of emotions, but always from a place of love and in the spirit of good fun, just like the show itself! It’s a super long podcast for a show we super love, and though the wait for it has been long, we hope you enjoy it!

Also, can you believe it’s almost been a year since the last Manga Mavericks & Anime? We need to pick up the pace with this side-podcast lest it gets relegated to an annual show! Well, the next one should come out sooner…though in saying that, I hope I haven’t jinxed myself. ^^,


00:00 – Preview
00:50 – Opening
02:20 – Last Time on Manga Mavericks & Anime
04:20 – Introductions & Explanations

-Our Dragon Ball Histories-

09:17 – Sam’s History
13:15 – Chris’s History
17:50 – Colton’s History
24:19 – LumRanmaYasha’s History

-Dragon Ball Super-

31:22 – Battle of Gods & Resurrection F
46:24 – Universe 6
55:24 – Super’s Comedic Episodes & Yamcha’s Flanderization
59:34 – Future Trunks

1:08:54 – Intermission

-The Tournament of Power-

1:11:22 – The Pre-Tournament of Power Episodes
1:15:28 – Tien’s Treatment
1:16:58 – Master Roshi’s Role
1:19:25 – Freeza’s Resurrection
1:25:55 – Gohan’s Growth
1:39:18 – Tien’s Treatment Revisited
1:42:45 – Krillin’s in Da House
1:45:49- Master Roshi’s Role Revisited
1:52:46 – Super’s Music
1:55:57 – Great Piccolo Moments
1:57:43 – The Stakes of the Tournament of Power
2:03:28 – Jiren Juxtaposed
2:15:35 – Hit’s a Hit
2:18:43 – The Kefla Fight and the Appeal of Dragon Ball
2:23:33 – A Pedantic Spirit Bomb Nitpick
2:25:50 – Why Dragon Ball is Super
2:28:09 – Android 17 is MVP
2:32:06 – Toppo is Top
2:33:24 – Vegeta is Cool
2:36:25 – Dragon Ball Super vs. Dragon Ball GT


2:47:47 – Thoughts on the Super manga?
3:02:47 – Who is Your Favorite Tournament of Power Contestant?
3:07:35 – Would You Want a Version of Dragon Ball Super Completely Written and Drawn by Akira Toriyama?
3:13:35 – What do you think future Dragon Ball works will be like with Super’s contributions to its mythology?

3:17:42 – Wrap-Up
3:23:27 – Next Episode Preview
3:23:57 – A Brief Explanation of Why This Podcast Was Late

Enjoy the show, and follow us on twitter at @manga_mavericks, on tumblr at mangamavericks.tumblr.com,and now on Youtube! You can also follow the hosts at @sniperking323 and @lumranmayasha. If you’d like to help support the show financially you can donate to Colton’s Ko-fi here and LumRanmaYasha’s Ko-fi here. Don’t forget to also like and subscribe to us on Youtube and iTunes and leave us reviews to help us curate the show and create better content! We take your suggestions and feedback very seriously and want to figure out more ways to reach out and interact with you guys, so please leave some responses! And as always, thanks for listening! 

Show Notes:

Music Featured (in order of appearance):

“Blue Saiyan” by Norihito Sumitomo
“Limit Break X Survivor” by Kiyoshi Hikawa
“CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA (Days of Battle)” by Norihito Sumitomo
“Strongarm Battle” by Norihito Sumitomo
“Ultimate Battle” by Akira Kushida
“Precious Comrades” by Norihito Sumitomo
“A Secret Plan with One’s Life on the Line” by Norihito Sumitomo
“The Final Death Match” by Norihito Sumitomo
“The Pilaf Gang’s Plan” by Norihito Sumitomo
“An Evil Angel and Righteous Devil” by The Collectors
“Limit Break x Survivor (Preview)” by Norihito Sumitomo
“Limit Break x Survivor (Relaxed ver.)” by Norihito Sumitomo

“NERD” audio clips sampled from Team Four Star’s Dragon Ball Z Abridged

About The Author Siddharth Gupta

Siddharth Gupta is an illustrator, animator, and writer based in Minnesota. They graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Animation from the School of Visual Arts, and have worked on projects for the University of Minnesota and the Shreya R. Dixit Foundation. An avid animation and comics fan since childhood, they've turned their passion towards being both a creator and a critic. They credit their love for both mediums to Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball, which has also defined their artistic and comedic sensibilities. A frequent visitor to their local comic book shop, they are an avid reader and collector, particularly fond of manga. Their favorite comics include The Adventures of Tintin by Herge, Bloom County by Berkeley Breathed, and pretty much anything and everything by Rumiko Takahashi.

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